Charity Spotlight: AdoptAClassroom.org

We can almost hear the bell in the distance as students across the country head back to school. Though most teachers appreciate time off during their summer breaks, more frequently than not, educators spend a lot of their “time off” planning for the year ahead by preparing their classrooms and buying school supplies for eager young learners (if only all students shared this sentiment…). Regardless of political affiliation, most would agree that teachers should make more money. Behavior issues, family problems, and diverse learning styles require teachers to wear many hats without a salary to match. If you do not […]

DoTopia Has Big News… a Kickstarter campaign!

Fellow DoTopians, we have some very exciting news… we will be launching a huge Kickstarter campaign! That’s right, at the end of October DoTopia will be asking for your help to raise money for us to develop a brand new app. Why are we doing this, you ask? DoTopia wants to create the world’s largest giving platform by building a user-friendly app that allows people to donate to non-profits as easily and quickly as possible. At DoTopia, we have 1.7 million non-profits across the US supporting countless global initiatives all in one place: your phone! Have you ever been to the grocery store […]

Charity Spotlight: Desai Foundation

This week, we are honored to showcase the Desai Foundation which was founded in 1997 with the aim of empowering women and children in India and the U.S. through community development to elevate their health and livelihood. The foundation was established as a family foundation but after several years of gaining insights about the needs of the communities they served, the Desai family made the decision to become a public nonprofit to be able to reach more people through their work. This decision was made in order for the foundation to design programs in collaboration with the individuals in the 55 […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

For this week’s Nonprofit Spotlight, we are thrilled to introduce the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARFP) was founded by Dr. Dharma S. Khalsa in 1993. Dr. Khalsa became the first physician to advocate a lifestyle approach to the prevention and treatment of memory loss. He is among the world’s leading authorities on integrative medicine, and has written extensively on a wide range of health and healing issues. For the past 25 years, ARPF has funded integrative and holistic medicine research around the globe. Currently, ARPF supports several ongoing studies, one of them being […]

Simple Ways To Help The People Next Door…And Around The World in 2018

Aside from donating money (which is always a great idea!), corporations and individuals have the ability to make a difference in many ways. In recent decades, major advancements in technology have enabled people to be in constant contact with one another, communicating across the globe in seconds. We can watch world news happening in real-time, answer a question instantly, or share an exciting event with our families and friends with just the click of a button. When a disaster strikes another country, we are instantly aware of it, with social media updates flooding our timelines. When someone is in need, […]

Lead With Love Leadership Summit 2018

  DoTopia is elated to be a sponsor at this years Lead With Love 2018 Summit held in Aspen, Colorado. Lead With Love is a four day event where people all over the world gather to discuss social impact, wellness in the community, and much more.   What is the Lead With Love Summit? We’re glad you asked!  Lead With Love is a once a year summit held in Aspen, Colorado that started in 2016. All proceeds to this event go to Project Wellbeing (formerly known as Aspen City of Wellbeing) which is a non-profit that promotes wellbeing throughout the […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: BAE Institute

We are thrilled to introduce you to BAE Institute | Bancroft Arnesen Explore, one of our amazing nonprofit partners who is creating a platform for girls and women’s voices to be heard so that these future minds are both breaking down barriers and leading the way in creating a sustainable and connected global movement.  Learn more about BAE, the work they do, and support them today! There was quite a journey involved in creating Bancroft Arnesen Explore (BAE). How did this organization get formed and what does it stand for? Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen are educators and explorers who together made history by becoming the […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Beyond Differences

For this week’s nonprofit spotlight, we are thrilled to introduce Beyond Differences. How did your organization get formed and what does it stand for? Beyond Differences was founded in memory of Lili Rachel Smith, a high school freshman who experienced social isolation because she looked different due to a rare cranial-facial anomaly called Apert Syndrome. Lili passed away in her sleep from medical complications in 2009, and teens who knew her approached her family at her memorial with the desire to honor her life in a profound way. They had no idea at the time that they would touch a nerve in middle […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Appetite for Change

We are thrilled to introduce you to Appetite For Change, one of our amazing nonprofit partners. Learn more about Appetite For Change, the work they do, and support them today! How did your organization get formed and what does it stand for? ​Appetite For Change (AFC) uses food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change in North Minneapolis. Our organization is community driven, food justice minded and committed to sustainability. Established in 2011, our programs and services are built directly on the needs and interests expressed by community members at our first shared meal events. Early dialogues around the table […]

Thank you for joining the 31 Days of Giving challenge!

In June, hundreds of you have donated over $16,000 to more than 350 nonprofits. WOW! It was an amazing month of giving and our team can’t thank you enough for joining the 31 Days of Giving challenge. We have been so inspired by all of the videos our giving heroes shared throughout the month of giving. Hearing why people give, why they support their favorite nonprofits and the impact each individual can make has always been one of our favorite parts at DoTopia. After all, that is why we were created.           A major thank you […]

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